Proverbs 18:2-12 CJB

2 A fool takes no pleasure in trying to understand; he only wants to express his own opinion.
3 When a wicked person comes, contempt comes too, and with disdain, provocation.
4 The words of a man's mouth are deep water, a gushing torrent, a fountain of wisdom.
5 It is not good to be partial to the guilty and thus deprive the innocent of justice.
6 A fool's words get him into fights; yes, his mouth calls out for a beating.
7 A fool's mouth is his ruin; his words are a trap for him.
8 A slanderer's words are tasty morsels; they slide right down into the belly.
9 Whoever is lazy in doing his work is brother to the destroyer.
10 The name of ADONAI is a strong tower; a righteous person runs to it and is raised high [above danger].
11 The wealth of the rich is his fortified city, like a high wall, in his own imagination.
12 Before being ruined, a person's heart is proud; before being honored, a person must be humble.